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Magdalena "Nina" Maldonado

October 12, 1976 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 44)

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Magdalena Maldonado, 44, beloved mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend entered into the glory of her eternal life on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.  

Nina, as she was affectionately known to all, was a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville. Nina was an exceptional cook/baker who loved collecting recipes that she could prepare for her family and friends. Nina loved going to the beach, to the movies, and dancing and even danced in her room at the hospital! Nina enjoyed spending time with her cousin, Veronica Olvera who was like a second sister to her. 

Nina was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by her family and friends but by all those fortunate to have known her.

Nina was preceded in death by her step-father, Sacramento Mejia; her materal grandparents: Margarita V. and Juan G. Olvera; her paternal grandfather, Joe Maldonaldo and her maternal uncles, Charlie and Javier Olvera.  

Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of Nina are the 3 daughters that were her pride and joy: Amber Nichole, Natalia Nayelli, and Charlene Naomy Flores; her loving mother, Margarita Olvera Mejia; her sister: Margaret I. Mejia and her wife Laura Mejia; her father, Cypriano E. Maldonado and her paternal grandmother, Maria T. Maldonado. Nina will also be missed by her 3 “Fur” babies: Nala, Nugget, and Peanut along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and extended family members.  

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. and continue through 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 with the recitation of the holy rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. All services will conclude on Tuesday evening and in accordance with Nina’s wishes, she will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Nina’s name may be made to the Brownsville Animal Defense Fund, 1740 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, Texas 78521.

We will continue to adhere to our policy of 100 persons within the funeral home at all times due to the COVID situation. A face mask and social distancing policies will be required during all services at all times.  At this time, no food may be brought into the funeral home.   

Memories of Nina may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520 and (956) 546-7111.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Magdalena "Nina" Maldonado, please visit our floral store.


April 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel
945 Palm Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Recitation of the Rosary
April 13, 2021

7:00 PM
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel
945 Palm Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Cremation to follow.


Brownsville Animal Defense
1740 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville TX 78520
Tel: 1-956-551-0199
Email: badinfo2010@aol.com
Web: https://www.brownsvilleanimaldefense.org/

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